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The Official Publication of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association

Indiana Nursery & Landscape News Volume 79 • Issue 8

www.inla1.org

November/December 2019

TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT

Unlimited Potential

A Horticulture Curriculum Adds IAH Certification The Employee Benefit of Fitness and Health

Cover: INLA Award of Excellence 2018 Winner for Special Projects — Calvin Landscape

FULL SCHEDULE IN THIS ISSUE FOLLOW US!

INEF ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 8

REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE

IDNR SPOTLIGHT 14

IAH QUIZ 23


Indiana Nursery & Landscape News Volume 79 • Issue 6 November/December 2019

Contents Training and Employment BUSINESS

16 Unlimited Potential EDUCATION

Indiana Nursery & Landscape News is the official publication of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc. (INLA) and is published bimonthly. Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association 7915 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 247 Indianapolis, IN 46237 Phone: 317-889-2382 Toll Free: 800-443-7336 www.inla1.org PUBLISHER Rick Haggard, Executive Director, INLA 765-366-4994 • haggard.rick@att.net EDITOR AND AD SALES Mary Breidenbach, Cumulus Design 317-757-8634 • mary@ecumulus.com Advertising Rates: Media Kit available online at www.inla1.org

18 A Horticulture Curriculum Adds IAH Certification BUSINESS

20 The Employee Benefit of Fitness and Health

Plus More! 2

President’s Message

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Executive Director’s Message

6 Calendar INLA News 8

INEF Announce 2019 Scholarship Recipients

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Let the Celebration Begin! Milestone Anniversaries of INLA Members - Landscapes by Dallas Foster (p. 10) - Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply (p. 11)

Copy Deadline: First of the month preceding the month of the issue. Reprint permission granted if source is indicated. Views expressed in articles or editorials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the association or its directors, but are those of the writer. Trade names used in articles are for identification only. No discrimination is intended toward similar products and the INLA does not endorse the use of the products mentioned.

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Midwest Groundcovers Establishes Research Fund in Honor of Founders

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IDNR: Pests on the Horizon

21 George Brenn’s IAH Study Guide 22

New and Returning INLA Members

23 IAH QUIZ! Earn CEUs 24 Advertiser List, Classified Ads Toolbox Talks: Back Injury Prevention Techniques

For questions regarding subscriptions, please call INLA at 317-889-2382.

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This lighting project won the Green Excellence Award under the Special Projects category last year. This year Lighting is a new, separate category — one of two new categories added this year. To learn more about the awards, go to http://inla1.org/awards/.

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Certification & Education

Subscriptions: Included with membership to the INLA. Nonmembers: $36.00 per year (six issues per year).

Cover Photo: Private residence, Carmel, Indiana. Photo courtesy Calvin Landscape

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Membership Benefits

Educational Program and Trade Show FULL SCHEDULE IN THIS ISSUE See center insert!

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Hey All I think fall is upon us but up until mid October it still felt like summer. Makes you wonder what our winter will be like. I would tell you but I haven’t seen any wooly worms yet. I guess we’ll just keep working hard until it freezes. The last couple of months have made most of our year. Trying to keep up with the demand for materials and the depletion of inventory has made keeping a schedule somewhat interesting.

Dave LaFara

Donell Heberer Walton held Suburban Indy Fall Show in late September and it reenforced the sentiment that there is no letup in work available. Great show! On the INLA business front, the Great Lakes Nursery and Landscape Association Leadership Council met at the end of September. This is a conference of nursery and landscape associations that border on one of the great lakes that have their executive director, president, and president-elect get together to brainstorm what each is doing and what is working and not working on improving are industry. Eight states plus Ontario, Canada are involved. Rick Haggard, Dean Ricci, and I were you’re representatives. This year’s host was Michigan and the meeting was held at Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel. The location and conference were excellent. I recommend this place highly but check the weather. The ferry ride to and from the island in rough seas can be a bit challenging. While going back in three-foot waves the song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” kept running through my mind. This is my second year going to this conference. The structured list of subjects that have been outlined as important building and stumbling blocks were thoroughly discussed by everyone in the group. From labor, state politics, association workings, to education, there wasn’t much we missed. It was interesting to hear what was working and what wasn’t. Workforce development topped everyone’s list. Most of the associations were doing this through education and attracting future team members through career centers, trade schools, and Junior College as well as using some of their funds to build a new buzz on how our industry is a life career allowing for personal growth and wealth. Retention of team members was a hot topic as well. Next year Ohio sponsors this event. On our education front, Vincennes University had an advisory committee meeting, which several of us are on. Jennifer wanted to show us what she and the University had implemented over the past year or so. Were we impressed? I would have to say YES. From a program that was ready to throw in the towel a few years back, they now were building new classrooms, a greenhouse, adding professional staff, and most importantly had the backing of the university board. They have grown from 3 students to 18 with potential of much more. Vocational schools are seeing an upsurge of interest as feeder schools and active industry advisors are bringing attention to the need that is available. Please find a program that could use your talents — whether it’s a vocational school, garden cub, FFA Program, or 4-H — they all need us and we need them. This year we had our fall board meeting at Purdue and hosted by Kyle Daniels. Thank you Kyle and the Horticulture Department for letting us use their classrooms. Super good meeting. We discussed challenges, budgets, and overall health of our profession. Aaron Patton executive director of MRTF and Kyle gave us a great report on how the Purdue program is trying to turn back around and help in keeping our industry strong. Our combined resources of knowledge have kept our trade show strong and growing. Thanks to all for being there and giving of your time and talents. Remember this is a state organization so we come from all areas to do what is needed for us all. Other items: OK, here’s my plea. Its getting late in the game. Hopefully your submission to the Awards of Excellence competition is only moments away from being submitted so that your super awesome project can be examined by a highly qualified group of your peers. Or you haven’t even started it yet. Either way we need it soon. December 1 is the deadline and the awards application is on our website at http://inla1.org/awards/. I look forward to seeing you all at the Indiana Green Expo on February 11–13, 2020. Come for the classes, stay for the trade show. There is so much available to learn and many opportunities to network. We’ve included the full schedule of education and events in this issue so check it out. BREAKING NEWS: I just saw a couple of wooly worms. My suggestion — buy lots of ice melt. Help others as you can. I’m pulling for you. Always between a rock and a hard place, with a smile! David LaFara INLA President (Sir Rocks A Lot) You can take the kid off the nursery, but you can’t take the nursery off the kid.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Green Industry Professional Friends and Family,

Rick Haggard

I am writing this letter fresh off the latest Great Lakes Association Nursery Conference hosted by Michigan on Mackinac Island. Yes, this was a beautiful place to visit and have the conference, but the knowledge gained by myself, David LaFara (president), and Dean Ricci (president-elect) is worth more than the cost. It is an eye-opening chance to reflect on how other state associations are fairing in regard to trade shows, memberships, legislative, financials, and the overall health of each association. Many in this group open up and speak frankly on the various issues, pitfalls, and successes not only from an association aspect, but their own individual businesses. One of the key factors that I had thought about but did not know how important other associations had researched is the communication options each member prefers. Is it a phone call, email, text message, Instagram, etc.? How do they want their magazines and other information for not only the member itself, but others within the same company? If you are reading this, please take a moment and pass around a sheet to those individuals in your office that you depend on and see how diverse of a response you get. This has also been found to help employer-employee relationships! By the way, feel free to send me that info as well so I can better communicate with you!! If they want text or email; send me their name and texting number and/or email address. Now onto my latest ramblings … Late fall and winter are quickly coming upon us and I am sure that many are trying to squeeze every last daylight hour in completing projects. But please remember that our 2020 Indiana Green Expo will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center February 11-13, 2020. This is an excellent opportunity to get your IAH CEUs and Office of Indiana State Chemist CCH credits before the potential spring rush. There are several different topics that will be discussed as always, and we will be offering several workshops on February 11, 2020. Our trade show is already filling up quickly, as we are up 6 companies and 14 booths from where we were last year at this time. Please, if you plan on attending turn in your registrations early, and use our host hotel, The Westin. I know many of you like to use points at other locations, however by using our host hotel and registering by the cutoff date, we can control our cost with this event better and in return minimize price increases. As I have mentioned in previous executive director letters, I had been working with DWD, DOE, DOC, IACTED, and other affiliations in Indiana to promote and utilize our IAH program as certification for landscaping and horticulture programs in our industry. I can now let you know that I received a call from DWD that announced they are now recognizing the IAH as the primary certification for Indiana. While the DOC - HIRE program uses the IAH another program called Excel will also begin using IAH as well. The Excel program offered by Goodwill Industries The Excel Center® is a free public high school that gives adults the opportunity to earn an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma and learn a trade that a student would like to be in through industry-recognized certifications. Many in this program’s age range are young adults that are looking to develop a career they are passionate about. They are over 10 different facilities throughout the state and the first prototype class using the IAH started October 7, 2019 with others scheduled to start around early November. I was fortunate to receive educational materials in the way of posters, reference books, and catalogues from INLA Members. State of the industry report in Indiana. As many of you may or may not know the INLA is part of the Green Industry Alliance of which I am its current president. We are part of an alliance with the Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association (IPLLA), Indiana Landscape Association (ILA), and the Indiana Irrigation Contractor Council (IICC) with The Corydon Group (TCG) being our lobbyists since 2006. To date we have not had near as many pitfalls as other states. During the legislative session TCG provides us weekly updates of bills that may impact our industry or perhaps singles out a certain aspect of your business. If you have not kept up with various bills that might have either or negative impact on our industry or your own business, be sure to look for the link on our web page as we get closer to Indiana Legislative Session for 2020. Keep It Green, Rick Haggard INLA Executive Director Email: haggard.rick@att.net or rhaggard@inla1.org Phone: 317-889-2382 or 800-443-7336 Cell/Text: 765-366-4994

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Deadline for INLA Awards of Excellence submissions and INLA Award of Merit nominations • Note: Deadline extended.

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2019 INLA Officers Dave LaFara, President Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply 4931 Robison Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268 317-228-4900; Fax 317-228-4910 david.lafara@tiffanylawn.com Dean Ricci, President-Elect Ricci’s Landscape Management, Inc. 502 Norbeh Drive, Hebron, IN 46341 219-996-2682; Fax 219-996-2680 dean@rlminc.com Kim Glass, Vice President M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services 55 Monument Circle, Ste 500 Indianapolis, IN 46244 (317) 639-5679; Fax (317) 639-6910 kglass@mjsis.com Brian Franco, Past-President Franco Landscaping, Inc. PO Box 34156, Indianapolis, IN 46234 317-858-3858; Fax 317-858-8906 bfranco@francoland.com Rick Haggard, Executive Director & Publisher 7915 S. Emerson Ave., #247 Indianapolis, IN 46032 Office: 800-443-7336 or 317-889-2382 Cell: 765-366-4994 info@inla1.org • rhaggard@inla1.org haggard.rick@att.net

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On behalf of the Indiana Nurserymen Endowment Fund (INEF), commonly referred to as the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association’s Scholarship is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Scholarships. The fundraisers for 2018 — the auction of items used in the landscape challenge, the silent auction of items offered by gracious vendors, plus the 2-day auction in August during the tours and Shooting for Scholarships event — raised a net income of around $12,000. Up to 80% of the net can be used for scholarships or other educational entities as decided by the INEF Board of Directors, in this case around $9,600 could be utilized.

The scholarship winners are: • Macy Ostler – An incoming freshman enrolled in Horticulture at Purdue University, Macy Ostler of Frankfort, Indiana was very active at Clinton Central High School. Macy was involved with the FFA Chapter at Clinton Central and represented along with her colleagues on the agricultural communications team at the National FFA convention and placing 11th overall. Macy also was an active member of the Clinton County 4-H program, she also played on varsity softball and golf teams while attending Clinton Central. Macy’s 2-year scholarship was $6,000, with $3,000 given for her freshmen year and another $3,000 to be given her sophomore year upon transcripts received to the INEF committee. • Nicola Martin-Rojas – After Nicola completed her freshmen year at Purdue, she submitted the application as a 1-year scholarship for consideration by the INEF committee. Nicola received a scholarship for her incoming sophomore year of $2,500. Nicola is studying Landscape Architecture at Purdue and has also been very active in the classroom, as one of her professor’s put it, “A sounding board for other colleagues in the classroom.” Nicola has also been involved in competitive horseback riding for the past 12 years. Both Macy and Nicola have received their payments for 2019. We will also honor the deserving recipients, for their accomplishments during the 2020 Indiana Green Expo at the INLA Awards event on the evening of Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Please make every effort possible to meet these two future employees in our industry. It is never to early to recruit potential leaders in our professional green industry.

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INLA NEWS

MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES

Let the Celebration Begin! There are an astonishing number of INLA member companies celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2019. Over the next several issues we hope to highlight each of these outstanding companies. In this issue we highlight Blue Grass Farms of Indiana and Brehob Nursery. If your company is celebrating a milestone anniversary, please let us know so that we can share the news.

Blue Grass Farms of Indiana, 40 Brehob Nursery, 50 Cardno Native Plant, 25 Foegley Landscape, 60 Greendell Landscape Solutions, 50 Landscapes by Dallas Foster, 40 Midwest Groundcovers, 50 Schneiders Nursery, 70 Stone Center of Indiana, 50 Tiffany’s Lawn & Garden Supply, 40 Twixwood Nursery, 50

Landscapes by Dallas Foster Vincennes, Indiana

Owned and operated by Dallas and Susan Foster, Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. Since his youth, Dallas was intrigued with nature and it is this bond with the outdoors that inspired him to express his artistic talent through landscape design. Dallas started his career with ornamental plants in 1971 when he attended Purdue University to study Landscape Management. After graduating in 1975, he worked for the next five year at Forbes Greenhouse and Nursery in Vincennes, Indiana where he learned the design side of the landscape industry. In 1979 Dallas bought a used truck and used tools and began his own landscape company by working from his home. It was then that Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc. began. He offered landscape design and maintenance and worked through his first year with one part-time employee. Even at that time Dallas operated with a design view which was a little differently than other people in the industry. “Create a landscape look that is informal and natural looking with a strong emphasis on color, contrasting textures, and interesting arrangements.” He wanted his designs to look like they occurred naturally. As he says, “They satisfy elements of design in a nonobvious way.” He developed a second critical principal from the onset of his business, “Always care about the customer and give them the best quality work and materials possible. Better yet, have a sincere desire to give the customer more than they expect.” In 1988, Susan joined the company. She brought her business management skills along with her passion for unique landscaping to the business. Together they have realized the value of making these talents and principals available to as many people as possible and in multiple market areas. Naturalized landscape design is the spirit of Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc. Through years of experience creating unique landscapes, Dallas has come to realize that a naturalized landscape has an enduring presence. This presence is alive in the hearts of his designers, employees, and his clients as well. Using unique materials such as natural stones, reclaimed architectural pieces and a wonderful variety of plants, Dallas is able to touch the emotions and feelings by exciting all five senses of everyone who experiences our designs. As Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary it is currently the premier landscape design/build company in southwest Indiana, southeast Illinois, and northern Kentucky operating from two locations. The main office is located in Vincennes and a production facility is located in Evansville, Indiana. Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc. has around 30 employees during the peak season and offers many services including, but not limited to, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, pond and waterfall installation, seasonal plantings, exterior lighting, and irrigation. Photos courtesy Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc. 10

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Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply

Indianapolis­(Northside and Southside locations) and Noblesville, Indiana Celebrating 40 Years In a year full of so many big milestones, Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply is honored to be surrounded by such great company. Founded in 1979 by Brad Aaron, it was launched on the grounds of his father’s wholesale building material supply company in downtown Indianapolis. Having just freshly graduated from Purdue, Brad’s entrepreneurial spirit went to work right away, and he wanted to bring non-perishable bulk landscaping supplies to the heart of Indianapolis. Not long after launching Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply, Brad’s father suddenly passed. Brad and his brothers having all gone in their own directions already, discontinued the Tiffany Wholesale Supply business and Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply took over as the sole occupant of the original Michigan Street location. The business grew steadily through the 80s and 90s, but after quickly outgrowing the outdoor storage space allowed at the location, the business exploded in the 2000s when Brad leased the now present main location near 96th Street and Michigan Road, just off 465. As Brad tells it, when the first load was dropped on the 16-acre property, Brad wondered how he would ever use all the spaced he leased. That question was quickly answered as the interstate exposure and easy access to prime property in Zionsville, Carmel, and North Indy created booming demand for bulk mulch. Within 6 years they were already out of space again and launched a southside location in 2006. Business continued to grow, and our Noblesville location was added in 2012. Originally started as a smaller shipping and access location, the Noblesville site fueled by the tremendous growth in the Fisher, Noblesville, and Fortville areas grew in 2017 to encompass 15 acres and added additional production space for the long-constrained Robison Road property. After many years of hard lessons and great successes, Brad sold the business to three members of his management team at the end of 2016. Joshua Brown, Jeff Gearhart, and Lisa Harber are the present owners of Tiffany and look to continue the business principles that Brad instilled. Today’s market is very different than it was in 1979, but some universal business truths never fail. Great product, great service, and ease of access make for great success!

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An example of the natural stone Tiffany can supply. This example was brought to last year's Indiana Green Expo. Photos courtesy Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply, Inc.

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Midwest Groundcovers Establishes Research Fund in Honor of Founders In September, Christa Orum-Keller, chairman, Midwest Groundcovers and Midwest Trading, announced the establishment of The Peter and Irma Orum Research Fund, administered through the Horticulture Research Institute — the AmericanHort Foundation. The newly-establishing Fund honors Orum-Keller’s parents, the companies’ founders, Peter and Irma Orum, and is part of Midwest Groundcovers’ 50th anniversary celebrations. “The Fund marks the companies’ important milestones and provides crucial funding for cutting-edge horticulture research for years to come,” Orum-Keller says. “Our pledge over the next five years is to establish the Fund at the $50,000 level to mark Midwest’s 50th year.” Irma and Peter Orum worked tirelessly to build their companies through the years since Midwest’s founding in 1969. Staunch supporters of the Horticulture Research Institute (HRI), the couple, along with Midwest’s leadership and staff, is committed to learning and education — and to giving back to the industry they love. Since its founding in 1962, HRI has provided more than $7.5 million in funds to research projects covering a broad range of production, environmental, and business issues that are important to the green industry. Nearly $11 million is committed to the endowment by individuals, corporations, and associations. Through the years, Peter Orum has served on the HRI board and has been instrumental in establishing many HRI funds, including four sponsored by the Orum family and their companies. Orum also served as president of HRI before joining the American Nursery and Landscape Association board, where he was president from 2004 to 2005. He most recently served as HRI treasurer from 2010 through 2015. Industry friends and colleagues have honored Peter and Irma Orum and Midwest Groundcovers’ 50th anniversary by pledging more than $30,000 toward the Fund already. Pledges to The Peter and Irma Orum Research Fund are being accepted online at www.HRIresearch.org/donate. An official announcement of the Fund’s establishment and pledges raised will be made at MANTS 2020, January 8–10 in Baltimore.


Educational Program and Trade Show February 11–13

Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis

Education: February 11–13 Trade Show: February 12–13

2020 Workshops

Indiana’s largest, most comprehensive green industry event! 3 Days of Excellent Education / February 11–13

Education by experts in their field and specific for the Midwest Green Industry. Includes in-depth, hands-on workshops and certifications opportunities!

2-Day Trade Show / February 12–13 Over 150 exhibitors to explore! Plus many extras including New Product Showcase, Landscape Challenge, and Silent Auction benefiting the INLA/INEF Scholarship!

V 2 certifications 16 Educational tracks V Spanish Track Explore trends

R New Products Learn the Latest research

R best practices Build Your Network Meet new suppliers

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MRTF Attend INLA Awards Receptions

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The Indiana Green Expo is presented in partnership by the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association and the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS »

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Megan Abraham Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources

Janna Beckerman Purdue University

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Paige Boyle Utah State University

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Jason Henderson University of Connecticut

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Jeff Iles Iowa State University

Eduardo Medina Davey Tree

Cliff Sadof Purdue University

Ariana Torres Purdue University

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David McCall Virginia Tech

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Ross Braun Purdue University

Kyle Daniel Purdue University

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Cale Bigelow Purdue University

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Tom Creswell Purdue University

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Joe Becovitz Office of the Indiana State Chemist

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Tom Buechel Nature Hills/ Plant Sentry

Linda Chalker-Scott Washington State University

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Phil Douglas Chicago Botanic Garden

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Dale Getz Toro Company, Retired

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Rosie Lerner Purdue University

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Lee Miller University of Missouri

Maria Marshall Purdue University

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Hans Schmitz Purdue University

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Aaron Patton Purdue University

Dan Strunk Western Kentucky University

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Fred Whitford Purdue University

Learn more about our speakers at IndianaGreenExpo.com.

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Adam Thoms Iowa State University


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WORKSHOP A / Two-day course

Concrete Paver Installer Certification Rick Bishoff, Techo-Bloc February 11: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm February 12: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

For contractors involved in the residential and commercial installation of interlocking concrete pavements, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Concrete Paver Installer Certification is THE industry recognized program for the professionals committed to industry guidelines for segmental concrete pavement installation. The two-day course equips individuals currently employed in the concrete paver installer industry with training and tools to properly install interlocking concrete paving systems. In addition, participants have the opportunity to pursue certification at the end of the workshop, as well as potential industry recognition in the future. Please note: Workshop price includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments — both days.

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WORKSHOP C

Landscape Maintenance 101 Kyle Daniel, Purdue University February 11: 1:00 – 4:00 pm CCH = 3a:3.0, 3b:1.0, RT:3.0

This workshop, which is designed as an introductory course for landscape management basics, will include topics, such as proper planting, pruning, fertility, weed control, mulching, how plants grow, and more. We’ll also demonstrate calibration of backpack sprayers as a hands-on demonstration. This course will cover many topics that entry-level employees (and those that need a refresher) will need to know for the 2020 season.

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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP B

Turf 101: Just the Basics Cale Bigelow and Jada Powlen, Purdue University February 11: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CCH = 3b:3.0, RT:3.0

This workshop will cover the foundational principles necessary to produce a dense, healthy turf. Topics to be covered include proper species and cultivar selection, management inputs like mowing and turf nutrition. A special emphasis will be placed upon nutritional needs for various turf areas, their use, expectations and desired management inputs.

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WORKSHOP D

Indiana Accredited Horticulturist (IAH) Review and Exam Jim Messmer, Vincennes University, retired February 11: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

1:00 – 3:00 pm: IAH Review (additional fee) 3:00 – 5:00 pm: IAH Exam As an educator and experienced IAH facilitator, Jim will aid you in preparing for the afternoon exam. There will be ample time for questions and individual attention. The review is also a great refresher for those already certified — earn IAH CEUs by attending. Contact the INLA (800-443-7336) for program materials which are an additional fee.

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WORKSHOP E

Diagnosing Tree and Shrub Problems: A Stepwise Approach Tom Creswell and John Bonkowski, Purdue University

February 11: 1:00 – 4:00 pm • CCH = 3a:3.0, 3b:1.0, RT:3.0

Diagnosing Landscape Problems: A Stepwise Approach will teach the steps of problem diagnosis, including tips for proper identification of the host, as well as key symptoms and signs to help identify plant diseases and other problems on trees, shrubs, and turf. There are many look-alike problems and expression of symptoms is a dynamic process — with symptoms changing in appearance over time. This interactive session will combine photos with hands-on diagnosis of samples in a stepwise approach to problem solving. This hands-on workshop will conclude with a review of the samples, allowing you to self-test your knowledge of the problems presented.

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WORKSHOP F

Putting Green Workshop: Focusing on the Fundamentals Zach Nicoludis, United States Golf Association February 11: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Putting greens are hands down the most important playing surface on a golf course. The foundation of a sound agronomic program must be built on fundamental practices. This workshop will focus on the fundamental practices that are critical for balancing turf health and playability on putting greens. Topics that will be covered include: cultural management practices, water management, disease management, and optimizing growing environments. Sponsored by:


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 OPENING TURF SESSION 8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome to the Indiana Green Expo Kyle Daniel, Purdue University 8:45 – 9:00 am MRTF Update and Announcements Cale Bigelow, Purdue University 9:00 – 10:00 am Big Venues and Stories from a Career in Sports Field Management Dale Getz, Toro Company, retired CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

LAWN CARE 10:30 – 11:30 am A $7.50 Trailer Lock is Your Security Plan? Fred Whitford, Purdue University CCH = 3a:1.0, 3b:1.0, 5:1.0, 6:1.0, 7a:1.0, RT:1.0

OPENING LANDSCAPE SESSION

1:00 – 2:00 pm Noxious and Invasive Plants — What’s the Difference and How Do I Treat Them?! Matt Kraushar,Indiana Department of Transportation

9:15 – 9:45 am Indiana Green Expo Welcome and Update Kyle Daniel, Purdue University and David LaFara, INLA

2:00 – 3:00 pm Best Management Practices in Integrated Vegetation Management Programs Dave Hillger, Corteva Agriscience CCH = 3a:1.0, 3b:1.0, 6:1.0, RT:1.0

LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

3:00 – 4:00 pm Managing for Pollinator Habitat in ROW and Other Natural Areas Matt Kraushar, Indiana Department of Transportation

1:00 – 2:00 pm Weather and Climate Trends in the Landscape Hans Schmitz, Purdue University CCH = 3a:1.0, 3b:1.0, 5:1.0, 6:1.0, RT:1.0

12:00 - 1:00 pm — Lunch break 1:00 – 2:00 pm White Grub Management: New Options and Tactics Doug Richmand, Purdue University CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

3:00 – 4:00 pm How to Fight Boxwood Blight Janna Beckerman, Purdue University CCH = 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

3:00 – 4:00 pm How to Control Plantains in Turf Quincy Law, Purdue University CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 4:00 – 5:00 pm Beyond Brown Patch: A Deeper Look at Lawn Diseases David McCall, Virginia Tech CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

GOLF 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 2019 Central Region Year in Review Zach Nicoludis, United States Golf Association CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 12:00 - 1:00 pm — Lunch break 1:00 – 2:00 pm Hollow Tine Core Recycling for Your Putting Greens Adam Thoms, Iowa State University CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 2:00 – 3:00 pm Benefits of Fairway Topdressing: Proven or Perception? Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 3:00 – 4:00 pm Iron Sulfate and Other Alternative Controls for Dollar Spot David McCall, Virginia Tech CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 4:00 - 4:10 pm Presentation of the MRTF Green Award Randy Brehmer, The Fort Golf Course 4:10 – 5:00 pm MRTF History: 75th Years of Supporting Turf Research and Education Bret Rush, John (J.T.) Turner and Greg Lovell, MRTF

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

8:15 – 9:15 am A $7.50 Trailer Lock is Your Security Plan? Fred Whitford, Purdue University CCH = 3a:1.0, 3b:1.0, 5:1.0, 6:1.0, 7a:1.0, RT:1.0

2:00 – 3:00 pm Diagnosing Woody Plant Problems in the Midwestern Landscape Jeff Iles, Iowa State University • CCH = 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

2:00 – 3:00 pm Update from the Indiana State Chemist’s Office Joe Becovitz, Office of Indiana State Chemist CCH = 3a:1.0, 3b:1.0, 5:1.0, 6:1.0, 7a:1.0, RT:1.0

Trade Show Open: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

PLANT MATERIAL 2:00 – 2:45 pm Native Plants for Landscapes Rosie Lerner, Purdue University 2:45 – 3:30 pm Finding Plants for the Midwest Landscape Phil Douglas, Chicago Botanic Garden 3:30 – 4:30 pm Too Large to Be a Shrub… Too Small to Be a Tree Jeff Iles, Iowa State University

SPORTS TURF 1:00 – 2:00 pm Managing Dirt Surfaces: Part Science, Part Art Steve Lord, Cincinnati Reds CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 2:00 – 2:55 pm Improving Sports Turf Performance and Player Safety Adam Thoms, Iowa State University CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 2:55 - 3:05 pm Presentation of the MRTF Green Award Randy Brehmer, The Fort Golf Course 3:05 – 4:00 pm Preparing Super Bowl Fields with the NFL Grounds Crew Dale Getz, Retired, Toro Company • CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 4:00 – 5:00 pm Triage Tactics and Strategies for Pesticide-Free Heavily Used Sports Fields Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

4:00 – 5:00 pm Interpreting and Understanding Pesticide Labels Joe Becovitz and Jay Kelley, Office of Indiana State Chemist CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, 3b:1.0, 5:1.0, 6:1.0, RT:1.0

SPANISH TRACK 8:45 – 9:00 am Introducción / Introduction Ariana Torres, Purdue University 9:00 – 10:0 am Administrando y Trabajando para Empresas Familiares: Familiness y Ventajas Competitivas / Owning, Managing, and Working for a Family Business: Familiness and Competitive Advantage Maria Marshall, Purdue University 10:00 – 11:00 am Importante características de la biología de árboles para la poda / Tree biology for Pruning Eduardo Medina, Davey Tree CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Como ahorrar dinero con PGRs en el mantenimiento de arbustos / Can PGRs save you money for shrub maintenance? Enrique Velasco, Purdue University 2:00 – 3:00 pm Técnicas de poda / Pruning Techniques Eduardo Medina, Davey Tree CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0 3:00 – 4:00 pm Herramientas para analizar el costo-beneficio en la industria de turfgrass / Tools to evaluate the costbenefit of turfgrass operations Sanchez Philocles, Purdue University 4:00 – 5:00 pm Las peores plagas de 2019 y qué esperar en 2020 / The Worst Pests of 2019 and What to Expect in 2020 Cliff Sadof, Purdue University CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0


Special Events on Wednesday, February 12 TRADE SHOW OPENS TODAY! 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Hall B

MRTF Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Convention Center Join us for the presentation of scholarship and other MRTF announcements. We will honor Dale Getz with the 2019 MRTF Distinguished Service Award.

Events on Wednesday Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting 10:00 am • outside Hall B INLA Scholarship Silent Auction 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Trade Show Floor

INLA Annual Meeting and Awards Reception 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Convention Center Features landscape and special achievement awards. A don’t miss event for INLA members! Landscape Challenge Winner announced PLUS an auction of challenge product.

8th Annual Landscape Challenge 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Trade Show Floor New Product Showcase 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Trade Show Floor

Wednesday February 12

LAWN CARE

Dale Getz

WORKSHOPS Workshop A (day 2): Concrete Paver Installer Certification Course • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPORTS TURF

GOLF

VEGETATION MGMT

INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE

PLANT MATERIAL

SPANISH TRACK

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8:00–8:30 am

OPENING LANDSCAPE SESSION 8:30–9:00 am 9:00–9:30 am 9:30–10:00 am

OPENING TURF SESSION Indiana Green Expo Welcome, MRTF Update - and Big Venues and Stories from a Career in Sports Field Management, Dale Getz, Toro Company, retired

2020 Trade Show Opening Ceremony • 10:00 am, Hall B entrance

10:00–10:30 am 10:30–11:00 am 11:00–11:30 am

A $7.50 Trailer Lock Is Your Security Plan?

11:30 am–12 pm

Trade Show Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Ribbon cutting with Robert Johnstone and IGE sponsors to open the 2020 Trade Show.

2:00–2:30 pm 2:30–3:00 pm

White Grub Management: New Options and Tactics

Hollow Tine Core Recycling for Your Putting Greens

Managing Dirt Surfaces: Part Science, Part Art

Update from the Indiana State Chemist’s Office

Benefits of Fairway Topdressing: Proven or Perception?

Improving Sports Turf Performance and Player Safety

How to Control Plantains in Turf

Iron Sulfate and Other Preparing Super Bowl Alternative Controls Fields with the for Dollar Spot

MRTF Green Award 3:00–3:30 pm 3:30–4:00 pm 4:00–4:30 pm 4:30–5:00 pm

Importante características de la biología de árboles para la poda

Lunch Break / Trade Show Open

12:30–1:00 pm

1:30–2:00 pm

Introducción Administrando y Trabajando para Empresas Familiares: Familiness y Ventajas Competitivas

Como ahorrar dinero con PGRs en el mantenimiento de arbustos

2019 Central Region Year in Review

12:00–12:30 pm

1:00–1:30 pm

A $7.50 Trailer Lock is Your Security Plan? Fred Whitford, IGE -Welcome Purdue University - and Indiana Green Expo Welcome, Kyle Daniel, Purdue University and David Lafara, INLA

Beyond Brown Patch: A Deeper Look at Lawn Diseases

MRTF Green Award

MRTF History: 75th Years

Noxious and Invasive Weather and Climate Plants — Wht’s the Trends in the Difference and Landscape How to Treat Integrated Vegetation Diagnosing Woody Management Plant Problems in the Programs Midwestern Landscape Best Practices

NFL Grounds Crew

Managing for Pollinator Habitat in ROW and other Natural Areas

Triage Tactics and Strategies for Pesticide-Free Heavily Used Sports Fields

Interpreting and Understanding Pesticide Labels

How to Fight Boxwood Blight

Native Plants for Landscapes Finding Plants for the Midwest Landscape

Too Large to be a Shrub… Too Small to be a Tree

Técnicas de poda

Herramientas para analizar el costo-beneficio en la industria de turfgrass Las peores plagas de 2019 y qué esperar en 2020


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 LAWN CARE 8:00 – 8:45 am Can We Manage High-Quality Home Lawns Organically? Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut CCH = 3b:0.75, RT:0.75 8:45 – 9:30 am Steps to Successful Fine Fescue Establishment Ross Braun, Purdue University

GOLF 8:00 – 9:00 am Managing Diseases with Fungicide Selection and Aerial Mapping David McCall, Virginia Tech CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

9:30 – 10:00 am — Break

9:00 – 10:00 am Hosting the U.S. Senior Open Matt Cielen, University of Notre Dame

10:00 – 11:00 am Do We Need to Aerify Lawns? Adam Thoms, Iowa State University

10:00 – 11:00 am Hosting the Solheim Cup Rick Tegtmeier, Des Moines Golf and Country Club

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lawn Disease Management: What You Have is What You’ll Get Lee Miller, University of Missouri CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Labor Issues and What You Need to Know About H-2B John Wolski, Ski Landscape Corp., David George, Engledow, (retired) and Rick Haggard, INLA

12:00 - 1:00 pm — Lunch break 1:00 – 2:00 pm New Herbicides Coming Soon Aaron Patton, Purdue University CCH = 3a:1.0, 3b:1.0, 6:1.0, RT:1.0 2:00 – 3:00 pm Establishing Turf from Seed: Old and New Strategies for Success Cale Bigelow, Purdue University • CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 3:00 – 4:00 pm Billbugs: New Pests and New Patterns Marian Rodriguez-Soto, Purdue University CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE 8:00 – 9:00 am The Worst Pests of 2019 and What to Expect in 2020 Cliff Sadof, Purdue University CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

GOLF 1

3:00 – 4:00 pm Beyond Roundup: There Are Alternatives That Will Work Kyle Daniel, Purdue University CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

1:00 – 2:00 pm Tips and Tricks on Weather Prediction Hans Schmitz, Purdue University • CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0 2:00 – 3:00 pm Tricks of the Trade That Should Be in Every Sports Turf Mangers Toolbox Michael Winkenhofer, University of Louisville

GOLF 2

2:00 – 3:00 pm Mowing, Rolling, and Reel Adjustments to Achieve Fast and Healthy Greens? Dan Strunk, Western Kentucky University CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

3:00 – 4:00 pm Low Down n Dirty — Soilborne Disease Management in Golf Putting Greens Lee Miller, University of Missouri CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

3:00 – 4:00 pm Tips and Tricks on Weather Prediction Hans Schmitz, Purdue University • CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

HARDSCAPES PLANT MATERIAL

10:00 – 11:00 am Stressed Out: How to Treat and Avoid Environmental Stress in Landscape Plants Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University CCH = 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

2:00 – 3:00 pm Spotted Lanternfly: How to Recognize and Manage this Nasty New Invader Elizabeth Barnes, Purdue University CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

10:00 – 11:00 am Managing Beneficial Earthworms in Your Athletic Fields Paige Boyle, Utah State University • CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

2:00 – 3:00 pm Managing Earthworms on the Golf Course: What You Need to Know Paige Boyle, Utah State University CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

10:00 – 11:00 am — Break

1:00 – 2:00 pm General Session — Labor Issues and What You Need to Know about H-2B John Wolski, Ski Landscape Corp., David George, Engledow, (retired) and Rick Haggard, INLA

9:00 – 10:00 am Alternative Infills and Maintenance of Synthetic Turf Dan Strunk, Western Kentucky Univ., CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

1:00 – 2:00 pm Keeping Large Patch Small and Making Spring Dead Spot Fall Lee Miller, University of Missouri • CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

9:00 – 10:00 am Human Dimensions of the Residential Landscape: Is Change on the Horizon? Aaron Thompson, Purdue University CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

12:00 - 1:00 pm — Lunch break

SPORTS TURF 8:00 – 9:00 am Growing Bluemuda: Our Experiences Thus Far Jeremy Tredway, Indiana University, CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

1:00 – 2:00 pm Renovating a Golf Course — One Nine at a Time Rick Tegtmeier, Des Moines Golf and Country Club CCH = 3b:1.0, RT:1.0

8:00 – 9:00 am Winners and Losers: 25 Years of Plant Evaluation at Chicago Botanic Garden Phil Douglas, Chicago Botanic Garden

11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session — Horticultural Zombies: Landscape Myths that Will Not Die Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University CCH = 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

TRADE SHOW HOURS TODAY: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

9:00 – 10:00 am — Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session — see Landscape Installation and Maintenance 11:00 am listing for details

8:00 – 9:00 am Hardscape Trends Matthew Bunch, County Materials 9:00 – 10:00 am TBD Matthew Bunch, County Materials 10:00 – 11:00 am Utilizing Natural Stone in Landscapes David LaFara, Tiffany Lawn and Garden Supply

EQUIPMENT TECHNICIANS

12:00 - 1:00 pm — Lunch break

8:00 – 9:00 am Hydraulic Systems: How to Keep Your Equipment Healthy Dave Wilson, West Side Tractor Sales

1:00 – 2:00 pm General Session — see Landscape Installation and Maintenance 1:00 pm listing for details

9:00 – 10:00 am Diagnosing Engine Codes John Fletcher, Reinders

2:00 – 3:00 pm Conifers for the Lower Midwest: Opportunities and Challenges in the Urban Landscape Martin Stone, Western Kentucky University

10:00 – 11:00 am Pump Station Fundamentals Bill Cook, Midwest Pump Service

3:00 – 4:00 pm Update from the Indiana State Chemist’s Office Joe Becovitz, Office of Indiana State Chemist CCH = 3a:1.0, 3b:1.0, 5:1.0, 6:1.0, 7a:1.0, RT:1.0

11:00 am – 12:00 pm The Science of Setting Up Reel Mowers and Why It’s Important Dan Strunk, Western Kentucky University 1:00 – 2:00 pm General Session — see Landscape Installation Maintenance 1:00 pm listing for details


TRADE SHOW 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS

TREE CARE

BUSINESS AND MARKETING

PRODUCTION

8:00 – 9:00 am Anatomy of a Tree Conflict? Jud Scott, Vine & Branch • CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

8:00 – 9:00 am Buying or selling a business James Mello, Professional Business Consultants

9:00 – 10:00 am Why is Your Crown Brown? Diagnosing Tree Diseases and Disorders John Bonkowski, Purdue Univ • CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

9:00 – 10:00 am — Break

10:00 – 11:00 am Diagnosing and Treating Volcano Mulch Carrie Tauscher, IDNR • CCH = 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session — see Landscape Installation Maintenance 11:00 am listing for details

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Trees Have a Purpose: Plan for Their Purpose & Care Aren Flint, Davey Resource Group, Inc. CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

12:00 - 1:00 pm — Lunch break

12:00 - 1:00 pm — Lunch break

8:00 – 9:00 am Changing the Tempo to Create Optimal Image for Maximum Profitability Tom Buechel, Nature Hills/Plant Sentry CCH = 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

10:00 – 11:00 am What Is My Business Worth? James Mello, Professional Business Consultants

9:00 – 10:00 am Update from the IDNR Megan Abraham, IDNR • CCH = 3a:1.0, RT:1.0 10:00 – 11:00 am Managing Redheaded Flea Beetles, Aphids and the New Shrub Doctor App Cliff Sadof, Purdue University • CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

1:00 – 2:00 pm General Session — see Landscape Installation Maintenance 1:00 pm listing for details

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ship Happens: Update on Sudden Oak Death Janna Beckerman, Purdue University CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

2:00 – 3:00 pm Can PGR’s Save You Money? Ariana Torres, Purdue University

1:00 – 2:00 pm General Session — see Landscape Installation Maintenance 1:00 pm listing for details

INVASIVE SPECIES

2:00 – 3:00 pm How to Deduce Blue Spruce Abuse Janna Beckerman, Purdue University CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

2:00 – 3:00 pm An Update on Invasive Species in Indiana Megan Abraham, Indiana Department of Natural Resources • CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, 6:1.0, RT:1.0

3:00 – 4:00 pm What’s new in the Tree Doctor App and How to Use It to Improve Your Business Cliff Sadof, Purdue University • CCH = 2:1.0, 3a:1.0, RT:1.0

Thursday February 13

LAWN CARE

8:00–8:30 am

Can We Manage Home Lawns Organically?

8:30–9:00 am 9:00–9:30 am 9:30–10:00 am 10:00–10:30 am 10:30–11:00 am 11:00–11:30 am 11:30 am–12 pm

SORTS TURF

GOLF

Growing Managing Disease Bluemuda: Our with Fungicide Experiences Selection/ Aerial Thus Far Mapping

Successful Fescue Establishment Alternative Infills Hosting the U.S. and Maintenance Senior Open of Synthetic Turf

Do We Need to Aerify Lawns?

Managing Beneficial Earthworms in Athletic Fields

Hosting the Solheim Cup

12:00–12:30 pm

2:00–2:30 pm 2:30–3:00 pm 3:00–3:30 pm 3:30–4:00 pm 4:00–4:30 pm

Hardscape Trends

EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN MAINTENANCE

PLANT MATERIAL

Hydraulic Plant Evaluations The Worst Pests Systems: Keep at the Chicago of 2019 and What Your Equipment Botanical to Expect in 2020 Healthy Gardens

BUSINESS/ MARKETING

TREE CARE

PRODUCTION

Buying or Selling a Business

Anatomy of a Tree Conflict?

Changing the Tempo to Create Maximum Profitability

Diagnosing Tree Diseases and Disorders

Update from the IDNR

Diagnosing and Treating Volcano Mulch

Managing Redheaded Flea Beetles, Aphids + Shrub Dr. App

Plan for a Tree’s Purpose and Care

Ship Happens: Update on Sudden Oak Death

Human Dimensions of the Residential Landscape

TBD

Diagnosing Engine Codes

Utilizing Natural Stone in Landscapes

Pump Station Fundamentals

Treat and Avoid Environmental Stress in Landscape Plants

The Science of Setting Up Reel Mowers and Why It’s Important

GENERAL SESSION Horticultural Zombies: Landscape Myths that Will Not Die

What Is My Business Worth?

• • • Trade Show Closes at 1:00 pm • • • GOLF I

1:30–2:00 pm

HARDSCAPE

Labor Issues & What You Need to Know about H-2B

Lawn Disease Management

12:30–1:00 pm

1:00–1:30 pm

3:00 – 4:00 pm Purdue Initiatives on Invasive Species Steve Yaninek, Elizabeth Barne, and Phil Woolery, Purdue University

New Herbicides Coming Soon

Tips and Tricks on Weather Prediction

Establishing Turf from Seed: Old and New Strategies

Tips and Tricks in Spots Turf Mangaer’s Toolbox

Billbugs: New Pests and New Patterns

GOLF II

Keeping Large Renovating a Golf Patch Small and Course – One Making Spring Nine at a Time Dead Spot Fall Managing Earthworms on the Golf Course

Mowing, Rolling, & Reel Adjustmts to Achieve Fast / Healthy Greens?

Soilborne Disease Management in Golf Putting Greens

Tips and Tricks on Weather Prediction

INVASIVE SPECIES GENERAL SESSION Labor Issues and What You Need to Know about H-2B Spotted Conifers for the Lanternfly: Lower Midwest: Can PGR’s Save How to Recognize Opportunities and You Money? and Manage Challenges Beyond Roundup: Update from the Alternatives That State Chemist’s Will Work Office

How to Deduce Blue Spruce Abuse

An Update on Invasive Species in Indiana

What’s New in the Tree Doctor App and How To Use It

Purdue Initiatives on Invasive Species


EXPO DETAILS INDIANA GREEN EXPO HEADQUARTER HOTEL The Westin Indianapolis 241 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-262-8100

Staying at the IGE Headquarter Hotel is important to the success of the overall event by greatly reducing the costs incurred by the IGE due to considerations from the convention center. We appreciate you considering this option.

• Special Hotel Block available from February 10, 2020 to February 13, 2020. Workshops are on February 11, 2020 and general education and trade show is on February 12 & 13, 2020.

• Rate: $119 single or double plus estimated taxes of 17%; early departure fees may apply • Reservations are available online at: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1571234658831&key=GRP • If contacting the hotel directly, ask for the “Indiana Green Expo rate.” • Reservation Deadline: 5:00 pm, January 10, 2020.

EXHIBITORS Acorn Farms ........................................614-891-9348 Advanced Turf Solutions, Inc.............317-842-1088 Ag Nutrition .........................................317-507-0238 Ameri-Turf ...........................................765-378-0256 Automatic Supply................................ 317-697-2474 Blue Grass Farms of Indiana .............765-649-1012 Brehob Nurseries, LLC ........................317-877-0188 Cardno..................................................574-586-2412 Cisco Companies, The .........................317-357-7013 CORTEVA agriscience ......................... 317-727-2241 Dayton Bag & Burlap.........................937-258-8000 Eason Horticultural Resources .........859-578-3535 Eby’s Evergreen Plantation ...............574-848-4520 Finn All Seasons ..................................513-341-7002 Fireboulder ..........................................317-863-2923 Forrest Keeling Nursery .................... 573-898-5571 Goodmark Nurseries ..........................815-345-0703 Greendell / Musselman Landscape Solutions ....... 317-431-3857 Greenleaf Nursery Company ............918-457-2389 Harrell’s LLC ....................................... 863-687-2771 Herman Losely & Son, Inc. ...............440-259-2725 Home Nursery, Inc .............................618-248-5194 Hortech, Inc. ........................................616-842-1392 Hortica ................................................. 800-851-7740 IDNR, Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology ............................... 317-232-4120 Indiana Mulch & Stone LLC ...............317-638-8334 Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association (INLA) ..........................317-889-2382

Parking • Street Meters are available up to 2 hours for $2. Meters now take credit cards, however they have new restrictions. • Or visit the following websites for downtown parking maps. Parking prices vary from $10 to $26 per day. www.visitindy.com or www.icclos.com

Conference Location Indiana Convention Center — Hall B 100 South Capitol, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Maps and directions visit www.icclos.com

(as of 10/22/19) Indiana Nursery Endowment Fund (INEF) ...............................................317-889-2382 Indianapolis Landscape Association (ILA) IPLLA/IICC ............................................317-989-1208 J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co................ 503-663-4128 Kankakee Nursery Co .......................800-344-7697 Knox Fertilizer Company ................... 219-871-4076 La Crosse Seed ...................................800-356-7333 Lincoln Nurseries ................................616-453-2351 M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services .......317-548-3937 McGavic.................................................317-691-0513 Mid-State Truck Equip. .......................317-849-4903 Midwest Groundcovers ......................847-742-1790 Midwest Regional Turf Foundation (MRTF) ........................765-494-8039 Millcreek Gardens..............................800-948-1234 Mulch Manufacturing Inc ................. 614-864-4004 Natorps Nursery ................................ 513-836-6349 Northland Farms LLC .........................616-846-1477 Nufarm ................................................ 203-984-7501 Office of Indiana State Chemist ...... 765-494-1589 Perennials Plus ....................................317-867-5504 Power Equipment Distributor (PED)................................................800-624-2932 Pro-Ap By Frick Services ...................630-740-0677 Proline Equipment Div .......................317-902-9657 Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnositc Lab ................................ 765-494-7071 Reading Rock, Inc................................513-874-2345 Renewal by Anderson ........................317-208-5560

Russo Power Equipment ...................224-268-3035 Seal Smart LLC ....................................417-235-4227 Sho-Pro of Indiana..............................317-375-7500 SiteOne Landscape Supply ................317-770-8950 Studebaker Nurseries........................937-405-5588 Target Specialty Products................... 317-471-8309 Techo-Bloc...........................................450-656-2992 TenBarge Seed & Turfgrass Supplies ............................................ 812-768-6157 Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply ......... 317-654-5105 Twixwood Nursery ............................. 269-471-7408 Vermeer Midwest ................................317-842-1040 Walters Gardens - NNP..................... 309-258-1630 West Side Tractor Sales ...................... 317-544-3411 Woody Warehouse Nursery, Inc ......317-994-5487

TRADE SHOW SCHEDULE SET UP Tuesday, February 11: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Late arrivals must register with IGE office (317-889-2382) prior to move in.

Wednesday, February 12: 6:30 am – 9:00 am SHOW HOURS Wednesday, February 12 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, February 13 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

EXHIBITOR MOVE OUT Thursday, February 13: 1:00 – 6:00 pm


REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD registration deadline: January 10 PRE-REGISTRATION Mailed deadline: January 27 PRE-REGISTRATION Online deadline: February 2

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for Indiana Green Expo 2020 / February 11–13, 2020 Registration also online at www.IndianaGreenExpo.com

Must be postmarked by thes dates to receive reduced rates.

Please complete the items below by typing or printing neatly OR register online. Company:_________________________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________________ City____________________________________State _________ Zip Code ____________ Phone___________________________________Fax_______________________________ Membership (check all that apply): INLA MRTF None

Rates after deadlines above: Members: $185 / Nonmember: $235

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If for any reason you are unable to attend, all registration fees will be considered a donation to the MRTF and INLA, not-for-profit organizations.

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Workshop A: Concrete Paver Installer Certification Course (Tue & Wed) ** Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments — both days

$395

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Workshop B: Turf 101: Just the Basics (Tue./am)

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Workshop D: Indiana Accredited Horticulturalist (IAH) Review and IAH Exam (Tue/ pm) *** +

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Workshop F: Putting Green Workshop: Focusing on the Fundamentals (Tue/pm)

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TRADE SHOW ONLY PASSES — First 4 people are $30/each, the 5th+ are $20/each (Only applies if all are from the same company)

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MRTF Reception (Wed.,February 12, 5:00–7:00 pm, Convention Center, Room xxx-xxx)

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INLA Membership — complete application on back of this page

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MRTF Membership — complete application on back of this page

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Complete and mail to: Indiana Green Expo PO Box 2285 West Lafayette, IN 47996-2285

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Complete and fax to: 765-496-6335 Scan and email to: admin@mrtf.org

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* Requires proof of enrollment and discount is limited to students studying horticulture, landscape management, turf management, or similar discipline. ** Workshop A is a two-day advanced ICPI course — February 11 & 12. *** Contact INLA office for certification program registrations at an additional cost — 800-443-7336. + You will not be registered for these workshops unless you call the phone numbers as directed in the footnotes.

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MEMBERSHIP

To recieve member pricing for the Indiana Green Expo join either the INLA or MRTF using the form below. Fill out the appropriate section for the organization of your choice and add your membership fee to the registration form on the other side.

INDIANA NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (INLA) MEMBERSHIP Sign up my company for: _____ Active Member: Any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in a business or profession closely allied to the nursery industry or who is actively engaged in a wholesale/retail nursery business or actively engaged in a landscape/maintenance business who majority of business is nursery related within the state of Indiana. (See fee chart below.) _____

Associate Member: Any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in a business or profession closely allied to the nursery industry or any individual, partnership or corporation based outside the state of Indiana who is engaged in the nursery industry. $175.00

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Affiliate Member: Any individual who is not directly engaged in the nursery industry but who holds a position in education, research, literature, public office or civil service or community group engaged in horticulture activities or any retired active members. $55.00

Active Member Schedule of Dues (Based on the volume of business done in the previous year.) Class A .........$1,000,000 plus ............................ $340.00 Class B .........$500,000 to $1,000,000 .............. $275.00 Class C .........$250,000 to $500,000 ................. $210.00 Class D.........$0 to $250,000 ............................. $175.00 Associate Member ..........$175.00

MIDWEST REGIONAL TURF FOUNDATION (MRTF) MEMBERSHIP MRTF is a 501(C)3 non-profit committed to the support of turfgrass research and education at Purdue University for the betterment of the turf industry. Sign up my company for: _____ MRTF Membership .................$160 To download the complete application, visit www.mrtf.org or contact MRTF at: Midwest Regional Turf Foundation PO Box 2285, West Lafayette, IN 47996 765-494-8039 • admin@mrtf.org Please complete the following and PRINT CLEARLY. For more than one new member, please make copies of this form. Name __________________________________________________________ Company _______________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________________________________ State _____________________________________ Zip ______________________________________

Affiliate Member............. $55.00

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To download the complete application visit www.inla1.org or contact them at: Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association 7915 S. Emerson Ave., #247, Indianapolis, IN 46237 800-443-7336 • info@inla1.org

Fax (______) _______________________________________________ Email _____________________________________________________ Amount enclosed $___________

Include this application along with payment and your completed Indiana Green Expo registration form to: Indiana Green Expo, PO Box 2285, West Lafayette, IN 47996-2285

EDUCATION CREDITS All programs are eligible for Indiana Accredited Horticulturist (IAH) and Landscape Industry Certified (CLT-E) continuing education units (CEUs). Other continuing education units requested from this program include: • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) • Master Gardener Continuing Education Credits (CECs) are available on request. • National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) • Pesticide recertification credits for Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky were also requested.

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IDNR SPOTLIGHT

Pests on the Horizon

Vince Burkle, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology With so many new pests affecting trees and shrubs these days it’s hard to know which ones will be problematic and which ones will just be a nuisance. Some of them such as emerald ash borer and gypsy moth have been heavily researched and well covered in the news over the years, but there are a few that are not as widely publicized in our area that could have significant impacts on the green industry. Below are a couple of Asian natives that have been found close enough to Indiana that we need to keep an eye out for them.

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula A native of Southeast Asia, SLF infestations are present in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and the insect has been intercepted in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Its main host plant is tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), however it will feed on a variety of plants including apple, black walnut, grape, hops, maple, peach, poplar and willow. Feeding by SLF can reduce overall plant vigor making it susceptible to other insect and disease problems. Observations on hops and grape have resulted in plant death and reductions in yield. The insect also produces large amounts of honeydew as it feeds which leads to sooty mold growth on the host and surrounding vegetation. SLF can spread very easily and adults can hitchhike on vehicles which can transport them hundreds of miles from an infestation. Egg laying generally occurs on hard flat surfaces such as tree trunks, but they will

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SLF adult

also lay eggs on campers, rail cars, pallets, flag stone, brick and other outdoor articles. They are deposited in rows totaling 30-50 eggs and covered with a grey waxy secretion giving them the appearance of silly putty. Eggs hatch in mid to late spring and the small black nymphs that emerge are often confused with ticks. As the nymphs grow and molt they begin developing white spots. The final nymphal stage is red with black markings, and white spots. Adults start appearing in late July and begin feeding on host plants. They are gregarious and can be found in large numbers at the base of trees during the day, or feeding, and climbing up and down trees in the evening, especially tree of heaven. Recently there have been reports of SLF populations dying off. Investigations into these dying populations revealed they were infected with two soil borne fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Batkoa major. Beauveria bassiana causes white muscadine disease and is already known as a biological control agent for management of many types of insects. Less is known about Batkoa major, and many years of research will be needed before it can be used as a management strategy.

Box Tree Moth (BTM), Cydalima perspectalis Another native to East Asia, BTM is a pest of boxwood (Buxus sp.). It was accidentally introduced to Germany and the Netherlands over 10 years ago on infested plants and is now causing widespread damage to boxwood throughout Europe. Young caterpillars initially etch the foliage and

SLF adult

begin creating a loose webbing. As they feed and grow the webbing becomes sprinkled with frass and cast skins. Larger caterpillars consume the entire leaf and can defoliate a plant leaving only the petioles. They may also feed on the bark of main stems causing desiccation and death of the plant. In Europe the adult moth is active from April through September with 2 to 3 generations per year depending on location. It is about 1.5" long, has white wings with a dark brown band around the edge and a characteristic white spot on the forewing. An all brown form has been reported, however this variant also has the same characteristic white spot on the forewing. Pale yellow eggs are laid in clusters of 10-20 on the underside of boxwood leaves and hatch after about 1 week. The caterpillars when fully grown can be up to 1.5" long and are light green with a black head. Along the body they are slightly hairy with yellow and black stripes, and black and white dots. BTM may overwinter as larvae or pupae, but development has shown to be variable depending on temperature and location. Overwintering stages are very cold hardy and have been reported to survive temperatures down to -20o F. In 2018 a few moths were found in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To date surveys have not isolated an infestation, however if one were to be found it would put the insect within 40 miles of the United States’ border. Boxwood is widely used in landscapes and is occasionally shipped into the United States from Canadian sources. This raises huge concerns if an established population were to be detected north of the border.

Photos: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org

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SLF nymphs


Both of these pests are a potential threat to the Indiana green industry. Spotted lanternfly also threatens vineyards as well as the timber industry. If BTM is established in Canada, it could move on infested plant material from Montreal to Buffalo, New York in less than 1 hour. SLF adults and eggs could be moved from infested states in the east to Indiana on rail cars, semis, personal vehicles, logs, flag stone, gas grills, patio furniture, and many other outdoor items. If you suspect a plant may be infested with SLF or BTM, or any other new pest or pathogen please call the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at 866-NO EXOTIC (866-663-9684) and describe what you have found. Leave your name, contact number and detailed information about what you are reporting. By keeping an eye out for new pest problems you provide an invaluable service to the DNR.

Box tree moth adult

Photo: Szabolcs Sรกfiรกn, University of West Hungary, Bugwood.org

Box tree moth caterpillar

Photo: Ferenc Lakatos, University of Sopron, Bugwood.org Bugwood.org

Resources Spotted lanternfly info: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/plant_health/alert-spotted-lanternfly.pdf

Box tree moth info: https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/watch-for-potential-new-boxwood-pest/ About the Author

Vince Burkle has been a Nursery Inspector and Compliance Officer for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology for the last 13 years. He serves 11 counties in northeastern Indiana and manages the state's survey program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Entomology, and previously worked 10 years as a Landscape Foreman and Lawn Care Manager in the nursery industry.

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Training and Employment BUSINESS

16 Unlimited Potential EDUCATION

18 A Horticulture Curriculum Adds IAH Certification BUSINESS

20 The Employee Benefit of Fitness and Health

BUSINESS

Unlimited Potential Jonathan Darling, Engage the Heart Leadership There is unlimited potential within all of us. Each person was created to live an incredible life and make a massive impact on this planet. They have special gifts, talents and skills that make them a crucial part of their families, communities, companies and world. Unfortunately, not everyone lives up to their unlimited potential. They settle for average, mediocre lives because there have been those that tell them their dreams are too big, too unrealistic, and not within their grasp. All of the greatness inside them gets pushed down and hidden away, almost forgotten in the attempt to live within other people’s expectations of their lives and abilities. Ultimately, the ability for one to grow and develop is directly affected by the leaders who invest their time, effort, and care in them. A leader, who’s ultimate goal is to draw out this unlimited potential, is dedicated to developing the individual so that they can perform at the highest level. This isn’t easy and can often take time. The end result however, is definitely worth it. The best example in nature of this process is the Chinese bamboo tree. Many of you have probably heard the story about the Chinese bamboo tree, but for those who haven’t, let me catch you up. When you plant the seed for a Chinese bamboo tree you must show up every day and water the seed, nurture it, make sure the soil is fertile, and give it plenty of sunshine. The challenge is that for the first five years you will see absolutely no progress. Everyday when you show up to water the seed, all you see is the patch of dirt it is planted in. Not a sprout. Not a twig. Nothing but wet soil from where you watered it. What is amazing, is that after five years, something incredible happens. It’s unlimited potential is finally released and it grows up to 90 feet tall within a 4–6 week period. Even more than it’s incredible growth, the Chinese bamboo tree is stronger than steel and concrete, being used in some cases to build suspension bridges and used as scaffolding to build skyscrapers. It can be used as an antibacterial, deodorant, is more pliable than many other building materials, and can even be used as a food source. If it wasn’t for the farmer, who dedicated himself everyday to nurturing this tree, this potential would have never been realized. Regardless of your business, whether a large corporate setting, a landscape and design company, or a mom and pop diner, the people you employ have untapped, unlimited potential inside of them. The ultimate success of your company is going to be determined on your ability as a leader to develop and call out this potential.

Below are four leadership tips we can learn from the Chinese bamboo tree farmer. 1. Who are you? The farmer had to make a decision, what type of plant was he going to plant. If it was Chinese bamboo, then he had to make that choice and not plant any other seed, as any other seed could keep the tree from sprouting and growing. A leader must do the same thing. The leader must decide who they want to be as a leader. Do you want to draw out the best in your people or simply get them to do what you say? There is a big differ(Unlimited Potential continues page 18) 16

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About the Author

ence between positional/authoritarian leadership and being a leader who is dedicated to the development and success of their people.

Jonathan Darling is a graduate of Ball State University and is the founder of Engage The Heart Leadership and Impact Your City Leadership Conferences. Jonathan is a motivational and leadership speaker and has spoken for universities, high schools, company retreats, organizational and corporate trainings, and more. Jonathan is dedicated to inspiring and engaging leaders to lead with heart and unlock the unlimited potential within others. https://www.jonathandarling.net/

2. Consistency The farmer had to show up every day to water and nurture the Chinese bamboo tree. He couldn’t take a day off. For five years, everyday, he showed up. As a leader, you have to show up and be consistent everyday. If you are wanting to show your people you care about their development and their success, then everyday you have to be focused on helping them develop and be successful. 3. Patience For five years the farmer would water, nurture, and fertilize the seed. Everyday, there was no visible movement or development. The farmer, however, knew what the end result would be so he waited and continued working. We live in a “right now” society and unfortunately our leadership development expectations have become misaligned. People don’t like to change and often times, initially will fight it. Most people have never had anyone expect anything from them, let alone greatness. As the leader, you must be patient understanding that the time and effort you put in will ultimately reap an incredible reward, for not only your company, but for the individual as well. 4. Environment matters The farmer had to make sure that the soil stayed fertile for the Chinese bamboo tree to grow. It had to have nourishment and had to be void of anything that would destroy it. The environment of your company will directly affect the growth of your people. Keeping a positive culture, focused on living out your core values as a company is crucial. A negative environment has been proven to kill plants and having a negative work environment or culture will sure destroy your people. The leader’s job is to create and nurture this positive culture. If not, you leave it up to the loudest voices in your company to do so, and they typically are the most negative.

EDUCATION

Horticultural Curriculum Adds IAH Certification Sue McConahay, New Castle Correctional Facility

This insures that all students who pass vocational horticulture will also be an Indiana Accredited Horticulturist. Students will have this certification in their personal “toolbox” to provide one more option upon re-entry.

Greenhouse Management Workplace Safety Plant Physiology and Cultural Needs Soil Science Exploring Jobs in the Horticultural Industry • Floriculture • Olericulture • Pomology • Daily Care of Plant Material and Equipment • Rotation of “jobs” during hands-on portions of class • Planting Bed Preparation • Equipment Use and Maintenance • Good Work Habits • Operating a Small Business in the Horticulture Industry

As part of Introduction to Horticulture we have lessons covering:

I feel like students' have a good basic knowledge and understanding

Since 2009, the New Castle Correctional Facility in New Castle, Indiana has offered Vocation Horticulture Science Classes. Recently we partnered with INLA to help certify students as part of the vocational Introduction to Horticulture Curriculum. This means that successful candidates will not only pass the compulsory and active, hands-on portions of the program, but they must receive an 80% minimum on the Indiana Accredited Horticulturist exam as well.

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of how plants respond and grow, and how to properly care for them. The students must also participate in the HIRE (Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry) Academy upon completion of class. This helps them become more aware of the importance of sustainable work and how to achieve it. I really appreciate the support of Rick Haggard and the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association. Thank you so much for this opportunity. About the Author

Sue McConahay has been the Vocational Horticulture Instructor at New Castle Correctional Facility for 10 years. Prior to this she was the grounds foreman at Plainfield Correctional Facility. Her passion in horticulture was sparked while working for the Engledow Group as a chemical specialist.


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BUSINESS

The Employee Benefit of Fitness and Wellness Chad Miller, Hittle Landscaping

The combination of inactivity and consuming high-fat and high-calorie foods are the two components attributed to the increase in overweight and obesity levels throughout America. The terms “overweight” and “obesity” are used to describe the degree to which an individual stores excess adipose tissue (better known as “fat”). The Body Mass Index (BMI) formula is commonly used by health professionals and certified personal trainers to categorize individuals as normal weight, overweight, obese, or morbidly obese. Being overweight or obese has been linked to several negative health conditions including: coronary heart disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and depression. In addition, an overweight or obese person experiences higher health care expenses and has lower productivity.

Do I have your attention? Hello! My name is Chad Miller. Although, I am the Landscape Estimating Team Manager at Hittle Landscaping, I am also a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Weight Loss Specialist. At the beginning of 2014, I was one pound away from being clinically categorized as obese. I felt uncomfortable and had decreased physical activity. That was a wake-up call for me as I was athletic at a younger age. Encouraged and motivated, I participated in a “Weight Loss Challenge” organized at my employer at that time, Acres Group (a landscape company located in the far northern area of Chicago.) My teammate held me accountable and together we won the challenge! I’m forever thankful for that opportunity, as I have not returned to that beginning weight nor do I have a desire to do so. It was a turnaround moment for me as others wanted to know how I did it and if I could help them with their healthier lifestyle goals. Having the passion to assist others in reaching their goals, I felt honored they asked. I was glad to help as I knew their 20

program is twofold. I meet individually each week to review homework, listen to success stories, and give advice and encouragement to get one over a plateau or to simply get back on track. We celebrate the small weekly victories and then… they weigh-in. I see and record their weight. Secondly, after the individual data is collected for the week, I publish a status report of all participants back to the group. It takes individual commitment and discipline to produce the positive results desired. At the conclusion of the program, each participant has been taught the principal science involved in weight loss/weight gain success. Should they require additional coaching through the maintenance phase or would like to continue with additional goals, they know I am available. Since the creation of the program, I have witnessed both small and large individual achievements. Their stories motivative me. They are not shy to tell me they now fit into jeans they haven’t worn in a long time or they now run in 5k events. I look forward to coaching the next individual or group.

struggles firsthand as well as the reward. One person led to another. Friends reached out to me from Florida and Colorado to participate. I soon had several people so I created a group accountability format. The weight loss program I developed proved to be successful. However, there was one thing missing… certification. Taking the advice from my accountability group members, I studied and became a certified personal trainer and a weight loss specialist. This past January, I organized and lead a “Healthier Lifestyle Challenge” at Hittle Landscaping. As expected, there was hesitation amongst a few due to the fear of “everyone will know my weight.” I took the situation and turned it into a positive by replacing the coworker’s name with a character’s name, or of a famous entertainer’s name. In addition, I reported back to the group percentage loss/gain and not individuals’ actual weight. This was a success amongst the participating group members and made it fun! My goal with this program is to teach each participant improved methods they can make towards living a healthier lifestyle. What I mean by that is, one does not have to give up pizza. It is all about moderation and exercise. Understanding each person’s physical and dietary restrictions are the starting blocks to my program. We work together on their S.M.A.R.T. goals. Then each week we dive deeper into the recipe towards their success. During the journey I The tracking sheet used to keep participating employees' teach and implement the principal information private and keep the group’s interaction fun. science involved in weight loss / weight gain success. We explore the available technology apps used in trackAbout the Author ing calorie and nutrient consumption and Turning a personal negative experience physical activity. Each week, I share articles into a positive, inspired Chad Miller to and assign homework. Not going to lie, become a Certified Personal Trainer with a focus as a Weight Loss Specialist. there is an increase chance more vegetables Chad encourages having fun while being will be consumed, and people will sweat. accountable on a weekly basis throughout The accountability piece to the group

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his Healthy Lifestyle Program.


November/December 2019

Certification & Education George Brenn’s IAH Study Guide

George Brenn, Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery, created this study guide to help teach the material covered in the IAH Manual. His intention was to assist those trying to master the subjects within the manual.

Chapter 6 – Installing and Maintaining Landscape Plants (part 1) Types of Nursery Stock (Condition of Root System)

Bare Root (BR) field grown plants, dug up and soil washed off root system; can be held in controlled atmosphere storage: 32°F + 90% Humidity; must be handled while dormant; lowest freight cost for shipping. Machine Balled = same as BR, but then packaged in poly bag filled with peat moss: box stores B&B (Balled & Burlapped) = field grown, rootball dug by hand or with tree spade Balled & Potted (Field Potted) = field grown, rootball dug by hand and placed in container CG (Container Grown) = plant has been growing in a container for at least 1 year: could be a bare root plant that was potted, or could be shifted into container as a rooted cutting

Handling nursery stock: important to lift plants by pot or by rootball, and NOT by stems or trunk Heeling In = temporarily storing nursery BR or B&B plants.

Timing – PLANT in Spring or Fall? What matters most is when you TRANSPLANT of “dig the plant” Spring = moist, cool soil, and plants are preparing to burst into growth. Good time to dig or plant. Summer = hot and dry conditions = STRESS; OK to plant during summer, but difficult to give specific watering instructions. Generally NOT OK to transplant. Fall = cooler temps, warm soil, time of maximum root growth. Fall digging usually begins after abscission layer forms and leaves begin coloring or dropping (growth has ceased). Some trees are difficult to successfully dig and transplant in Fall: Acer rubrum Liriodendron Quercus alba Betula Magnolia Quercus macrocarpa Cercis Nyssa Quercus rubra Cornus Prunus Salix Crataegus Pyrus Tilia Planting Methods – Planting technique is dictated by SOIL TYPE DEPTH – hole should be dug NO deeper than depth of rootball; for trees, root flair should be visible, and If not, may be necessary to “shave” top of rootball to expose root flair. WIDTH – is WAY more important than depth since root will grow outward from rootball: best practice is to dig hole approx 2x rootball width AMMENDMENTS – Peat moss and/or compost may be added relative to soil type, but may not be essential. Avoid excessive fertilizers, but Root Stimulators and CRF’s are good. BACKFILL – if no amendments are mixed in, be sure to “chop up” soil to eliminate large “chunks.” IAH says backfill should not be packed or tamped, even for B&B trees. Watering Basin – Dam It!! Saucer formed from soil to aid in watering for first year Mulch ring – conserves moisture, keeps soil cooler; avoid mulch volcanoes Should I remove the burlap? YES, but only from top of rootball. However, be certain to remove any twine wrapped around trunk to prevent stem girdling. Some specifications call for wire basket to be removed from upper section of rootball (probably not necessary). STAKING & GUYING – not always needed; use fabric mesh bands around tree trunk; staking should allow some “swaying” of tree top. Generally staking is removed after one year. WRAPPING – can prevent sunscald and minimize frost cracks; always start at base of tree and wrap upwards, with ⅓ overlap per wrap; secure top with electrical tape. (George Brenn’s Study Guide: Chapter 6 continues on page 30.)

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CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION George Brenn’s Study Guide: Chapter 6 (part 1) (continued from page 25)

Planting BR stock – need to spread out roots into more natural formation: prune off damaged roots Planting CG stock – if necessary, cut container off rootball; good to “frazzle” roots encircling ball and may need to prune off larger circling roots to avoid girdling roots. Recycle plastic pots. If potted in paper-mache pot – remove top rim of pot to avoid “wicking” of soil moisture. Planting in Extreme Conditions – like mid-summer, hot, dry, windy situations can cause plants to transpire excessively; good to mist foliage to cool plant and reduce transpiration rate POST-PLANT – prune off broken, damaged or diseased branches & suckers (basalgrowth). Also, check to see that the plant is straight and has received sufficient water. Remove tags from plant unless instructed to leave tags in place. Be certain NO ropes or twine remain around trunk. WATERING Most plants thrive on approx 1” of H2O per week. However, in a nursery or garden center, these plants have been watered every day (or more). Therefore, it is of critical importance to monitor newly planted trees & shrubs to be certain they do not undergo stress from a drastic change in watering frequencies. In hot weather or very dry soils, watering may need to occur more often.

Plants in heavy clay soils likely need less frequent watering than those in sandy soils.

Always better to soak thoroughly, but less frequently that to give a “little sprinkle” every day

Transplanting Often, it becomes necessary to move a landscape plant after several years in the same location. To ensure success, is very advisable to Root Prune them PRIOR to transplanting. Most nurseries transplant their trees and shrubs, or at least root prune them to create a more compact, fibrous root system. Root Pruning is the key to successful transplanting. See page 11 for details. Fertilization of Landscape Plants If trees and shrubs are located within well-maintained lawn areas, they likely receive sufficient nutrients form regular lawn fertilizations. If in planting beds where no lawn food is applied, plants would benefit from supplemental fertilization. WHAT FERTILIZER SHOULD I APPLY? This is best answered by a soil test: However… N is almost always in shortest supply because it leaches, and plants use lots of N P is relatively insoluble and becomes available slowly, over time. K is available as an exchangeable ion (CEC) If a soil test indicates adequate P & K, then a “straight N” fertilizer (21-0-0, etc) would be OK TREES: HOW MUCH FERTILIZER SHOULD BE APPLIED? Generally, an ideal rate for fertilizing landscape beds would be 2 – 4 lbs N / 1,000 sq.ft. annually. If applying 4 lbs N / M sq.ft., best to apply half in early Spring (@ bud swell) and half in Fall (leaf drop). If 2 lbs N / M sq.ft., make single application in fall after leaf drop. If using Ammonium Sulfate (21-0-0), could switch to 12-12-12 (or 10-6-4, etc.) every 3 – 4 years. If applying N only, broadcast on soil surface. If adding P & K, best to drill holes ACTIVE 1-2" diam X 12-18" deep @ 2' O.C. OR core aerate prior to broadcasting granules. Earth Images Inc

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WHAT IF I SPILL FERTILIZER AND IT BURNS? 1) Remove as much fert as possible, then water spot heavily to leach fertilizer salts 2) Apply Gypsum (=Calcium Sulfate =pH neutral) and work into soil (displaces cations). OTHER METHODS: Nutrients can also be professionally applied by injecting into soil with pressure Equipment, or by direct injection into tree trunks (Mauget, Acecaps, etc.) SPECIAL CASES: Example: trees in confined spaces (courtyards): calculate area actually occupied by roots, not dripline. TALL, SKINNY TREES will have roots extending beyond dripline, so apply fert in area approximately 3X the dripline. SHRUBS: Deciduous – prefer surface application, ideally at time of leaf drop in fall; apply fertilizer beneath shrub and out to 2X diameter of shrub. Conifers – require less fert than deciduous – usually about half the amount. Broadleaf Evergreens – often have very shallow root system and are easily burned. Ericaceous plants need acidic soil for proper nutrient uptake. Due to shallow roots, avoid cultivation, 22

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CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION

IAH Quiz

Each quiz will be worth a .5 (one-half) CEU! The Indiana Accredited Horticulturist Committee is pleased to provide you an opportunity to earn CEUs (continuing education units) in each issue of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape News.

IAH QUIZ: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 Due: December 31, 2019

Complete the quiz and email or mail to INLA by the deadline above. Be sure to write your name, IAH number, and contact information on the bottom of the quiz when submitting. Crossword Instructions: Fill in Genus name for each shrub.

The IAH quiz offered in each issue can be completed by anyone who is an “Active” (current) IAH (initial or masters). Each quiz will be worth a .5 (onehalf) CEU (continuing education unit) for the completion of the bi-monthly quiz with a pass rate of 80%. Over a 2-year period, you could earn up to 6 CEUs if you take and pass every quiz! The INLA office will grade the quiz. Questions and answers have been provided by the IAH committee. Thank you and good luck studying! The Indiana Accredited Horticulturist Committee Chair - George Brenn, Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery Committee Members - Brian Bunge, LaPorte County Nursery - Gabriel Gluesenkamp, Designscape Hort Services - Wayne Gruber, Niemeyer’s Landscape Supply - Jim Messmer - Melissa Mravec, Allen Landscape - Jodie Overmyer, Price Nurseries

Name:_____________________________________________________________________________ IAH No.:___________________________________________________________________________ Phone:____________________________________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________________________________________

Send answers to: info@inla1.org -or- mail to INLA, 7915 S. Emerson Ave., #247, Indianapolis, IN 46237

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TOOLBOX TALKS

Back Injury Prevention Techniques www.safetytoolboxtopics.com Your back is in motion all day, every day, even when you sleep. It bends when you sit, twists when you turn, lifts when you stand and supports you when you walk. An injured back can be uncomfortable or it can be disabling. By learning a few back injury prevention techniques, you may be able make your work day safer.

Here are some tips: • When you are driving, make sure your back is well-supported and that you use good posture. To prevent back strain, keep the steering wheel close enough that your knees are slightly flexed and higher than your hips. • When you have to lift an object, always plan ahead. Decide how you are going to pick up the load, carry it, and set it down; then check the route for obstructions. Always get assistance if the load is too heavy or too awkward. • As you lift, position your feet close to the load and squat — don't bend down. Rise to a standing position, using the strong muscles in your legs rather than the weaker ones in your back. Don't twist your body when carrying the load. Lower yourself to a squatting position as you set it down. • Take several short rest breaks at work by standing up and doing a few minutes of stretching exercises. If your job requires you to stand all day, try placing one foot on a slightly higher surface to relax tight back muscles. • When you sleep at night, curl up on your side and place a pillow between your knees for added support. If you do sleep on your back, place pillows under your bent knees to relieve the strain on your back muscles.

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INLA Member Benefits In an attempt to make your membership of greater value to you and your company, the Membership Committee is happy to present the INLA member benefits. While we hope you find INLA membership valuable for all the education, business, and networking opportunities, I think you’ll agree it sure doesn’t hurt to have a few perks. We are grateful for the many companies both new and returning (M.J. Schuetz, Sunbelt Rentals, and Littler) that have created some very outstanding offers for the INLA membership. Be sure to take advantage of these offers today and make contact with these businesses. They support the INLA and they support a strong Indiana green industry. We hope to keep adding benefits throughout the year and will announce them in the magazine, on the website, and in the eNewsletter as they come available. Please check out our most recent addition —Landscape Management Network (LMN) on the next page. Have a great year and enjoy the new benefits!

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LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT NETWORK (LMN) INLA Members receive a FREE License from LMN — the landscape industry’s leading business management software. To learn more visit:

Sincerely, Kim Glass, INLA Membership Committee Chair

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10% discount on container plant orders over $3,000.00. This is an ongoing benefit and not a one-time discount. CARDNO NATIVE PLANT NURSERY cardnonativeplantnursery.com

LITTLER $100 contribution split between the INEF Scholarship and ILA Frits Loonsten Scholarship after a purchase of a new and/or used vehicle. Applies to purchases at Greenfield location only. DELLEN AUTOMOTIVE FAMILY Contact: Linda Mabee 317-462-5591

Littler Dial-A-Lawyer: Free 15-minute consultation with a labor lawyer.

Receive two FREE hours of graphic design work ($170 value) with the purchase of your first print or marketing project of $500 or more (new customers only).

Example: employment practices, handbook, wages, etc.

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SUNBELT RENTALS IN FISHERS Automatic 10% discount on commercial insurance. Contact us today for quotes on Commercial Business, Bonding, Life, and Personal Lines insurance. M.J. SCHUETZ INSURANCE SERVICES Contact: Kim Glass 317-548-3937, kglass@mjsis.com

Receive $100 off an order of $500 or more. Valid at any location in Indiana. Valid to first-time customers only. This is a one-time offer. SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY siteone.com

15% discount on landscaping equipment. Must have charge account. SUNBELT RENTALS IN FISHERS Contact: Loren Gentry 317-849-2119 Loren.gentry@sunbeltrentals.com sunbeltrentals.com

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WASSON NURSERY Contact: Bob Wasson 317-588-1530

Receive a $500 gift card for future rental equipment, attachments, Stihl, or Scag mowers with purchase of a John Deere compact construction machine. WEST SIDE TRACTOR SALES Contact: Bill Price, 765-447-6933 bprice@westsidetractorsales.com

INLA MEMBER BENEFIT PARTNER PROFILE

Service First Processing Makes Accepting Credit Cards Simple, Efficient, and Profitable Service First Processing (SFP) is a leading provider of credit card and ACH/ check processing services. We make accepting credit cards simple, efficient and more profitable for your company. NAHAD and SFP have put together a special “members only program” that is guaranteed to reduce your cost of credit card processing while improving your level of service and support.

This new program will enhance your company’s profitability: 1. SFP will provide your company with a savings proposal based on your unique business processing needs and our consultative analysis. 2. This program offers you a 60-day trial period during which you will be provided with the necessary equipment and training. 3. In addition to your initial cost reduction, ten percent (10%) of the net processing revenue that SFP generates from your account will be rebated back to you on an annual basis.

INLA Members can call 855-632-9862 for program information. Service First Processing | SFProcessing.com 4401 N Federal Highway Suite 101, Boca Raton FL, 33431

• Ten percent (10%) Member Rebate • 60-day Trial Period • Equipment Loaner Program • Member help line: 855-632-9862 • Free “AccessOne” Reporting Tool

SERVICE FIRST PROCESSING Contact: 855-632-9862 SFProcessing.com

Additional member benefits will be announced as they come available. Please check the INLA website — www.inla1.org — for most up-to-date list.


Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association

Awards of Excellence The INLA awards program recognizes firms that have enhanced the Indiana environment with creativity and beauty through landscaping and horticulture.

11 Entry  Categories — 2 new for 2019!

ENTRY CATEGORIES Residential Landscape Design/Build A. Under $50,000 B. Over $50,000 Commercial Landscape Design/Build A. Under $39,000 B. Over $39,000 Hardscape Residential Design/Build A. Under $50,000 B. Over $50,000 Hardscape Commercial Design/Build A. Under $39,000 B. Over $39,000

Entry Fee  $75 (per entry)

Eligibility: Active INLA Members

Entr y Deadline December 15 (extended)

PLAN TO ENTER! This is a great way to stand out and help market your work! Guidelines and application form online at www.inla1.org. Go to the Awards page under Membership tab! But hurry deadline for the 2019 awards is December 15, 2019. Winners will be announced at the Indiana Green Expo during the INLA Annual Meeting + Awards Reception on February 12, 2020 at the Indiana Convention Center. Questions: Call INLA at 317-889-2382 or 800-443-7336 Entry Deadline: December 15, 2019 (extended)

Special Projects Open category. Lighting NEW! Open category. Landscape Maintenance NEW! Open category.

Awards of Excellence entry form and guidelines are at www.inla1.org


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